What are the benefits of partnering with Age UK Manchester?
A partnership with us could be beneficial for your business by helping you meet your corporate social responsibility objectives. It's a great way to motivate employees, gain insight into the over-50s market, get some great PR and help Age UK Manchester to support vulnerable people in the local community. Contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
How can we get involved?
There are a number of ways your organisation can partner with us.
Choose Age UK Manchester as your Charity of the Year
Please consider choosing Age UK Manchester as your business Charity of the Year. In return we would offer joint branding on our fundraising materials and our events, as well as positive PR and local media coverage.
Sponsor one of our events
Your staff could get involved in our events thoughout the year, such as our annual Bake-off contest and summer garden party. By sponsoring an event you help us with the costs, for example, food and decorations, and in return get some great PR and local media coverage.
Display a collection tin
Could you display a collection tin in your office or shop? This would help us to collect much needed donations to ontinue our vital work in Manchester.
Donate a raffle prize or service
Could you donate a prize for one of our many fundraising raffles and competitions - perhaps a bottle of wine, box of chocolates or biscuits, bath goodies, gift vouchers, or free services?
If you would like to donate a piece of equipment, we would be very grateful. We usually need raiser chairs for people in our day centre, kitchen equipment for our lunch clubs, and computer equipment for our staff.
Send employees to volunteer
Could you send a team to help out at an event or activity? It's a great way for staff to bond by working together to help vulnerable older people. Previous staff teams have served Christmas lunches, taken older people on days out, painted our day centre, and revamped our garden.
Run a fundraising event
Your employees could run their own fundraiser to help raise vital funds for our work. They could do a cake sale, dress down day, a sponsored walk or run, or a raffle. There's so many things they could do - contact us for more ideas!
Corporate sponsor case study - Pret a Manger 2015
Age UK Manchester partnered with Pret a Manger Manchester in 2015 as their chosen Charity of the Year. Here's what we did:
- Pret employees held a fundraiser in store with all staff dressing up in clothes from different decades. They raised £400 and the event got coverage in the local newspaper and on social media.
- Pret donated sandwiches and coffee for our weekly lunch clubs.
- Pret sponsored our annual picnic in the park outing with branded picnic items, volunteers, and decorations. We had 130 attendees including the Mayor of Manchester and local newspapers.
Thank you to Pret a Manger Manchester for making us their Charity of the Year 2015!